Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Valentine's Day Tablescape

Happy Thursday! Today is my turn for the 14 Days of Blogosphere Love post. Latoya from The Scott's Crib, came up with a great idea to ask some bloggers to count down to the sweet holiday with some festive inspiration. So my idea is dressing up the table for Valentine's Day!

I wanted to give the table a mix of styles... blending fancy with rustic and pretty with simple. Let's start with the table setting- all of the china is from our wedding collection. I balanced all of the fancy with simple napkins and placemats that are actually just paper napkins! I love opening up the large paper napkins and using them for a pop of color...  (it's also a simple solution that's easy on the wallet!) I wanted to do something that was fun to look at when you first sit down, and these candy canes left over from Christmas make a nice heart shape! I was inspired by this idea from pinterest:

I altered it a bit for Valentine's Day and made little hearts instead! The centerpiece was also fun to make and so inexpensive! I took some grilling skewers that I already had, purchased some large marshmallows and shredded paper- and voila- a simple and rustic centerpiece! The marshmallow skewers can easily be taken out for dessert and dipped in melted chocolate for a delicious treat! The 3 jelly jars on the table can be filled with white votives, making the table glow at night.

Thanks to Latoya for asking me to participate in the Valentine's series! Make sure you also check out the other wonderful bloggers and their crafty ideas and link up to Latoya's blog on the 14th for a Valentine's Link Party for everyone!


Brooke Shemwell said...

Love the marshmallow idea! I'm going to use that one. :)

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

Amber you did a fab job, it looks amazing:)!

Laura Trevey said...

Awe, I love your candy canes in a heart shape idea... so sweet!!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Oh, I love your dining room table! So petty.

pam {simple details} said...

Fun table, Amber! I need to remember that cute candy cane idea!

jae said...

I have the same mikasa china (selected or our wedding registry as well)! So pretty.

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